The best superheroes aren't those who are slick and perfectly formed. They're the ones with some humanity and nuance. And the digital series Infinite Wonders delivers that in style, story and substance, particularly with the inkwash artwork of Nick Cagnetti.
Infinite Wonders, written by Tristen Bagnall, follows a young man name Nolan Brooks who sets out to become, in his words, a "superguy" after being bombarded by something called Infinite Energy. There are no gauntlets here, but this hero -- dubbed Infinite -- faces some real-world problems as he enters this new line of work. It's a story about a person's first day on the job, when the job happens to be that of superhero.
With its second issue released earlier this month, Infinite Wonders has so far flown under the radar despite its engrossing artwork, referential superhero sensibilities and free availability online. Some people might be put off by the hand-lettering, but it works as part of the unique and artistic package Cagnetti's art to provide a literal sense of the human hand -- and lack of computer technology -- done to create these interior pages.
Here's a look at several covers and interior pages from Infinite Wonders #1 and #2.
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